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Blog series by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB updated 12-08-2013 03:02 AM 5 parts 10616 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Glue-Up and Dimensioning

11-17-2013 03:11 AM by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB | 3 comments »

Time to see if I can do two projects at once. I started work on a shoe shine box today. Sometimes I am thankful that I can have awesome wood with which to work. I threw a little denatured alcohol on it to get an idea of what it will look like. I glued up the panels and dimensioned the external pieces.

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Part 2: Removable Shelf

11-18-2013 04:05 AM by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB | 1 comment »

Constructed the small shelf that will be inside the box.

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Part 3: A Few Additions

11-24-2013 12:11 AM by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB | 1 comment »

Slow progress today. I had to do emergency surgery on the Shopsmith Mark V – the lower gear ratio mechanism decided to start grinding on the motor. So I was only able to finish cutting the dovetails on the side panels and the rabbets for the top and bottom. The stopped dados will have to wait until later. Oh … and I finished the removable shelf.

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Part 4: Build Video

12-02-2013 02:43 AM by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB | 0 comments »

MonkWerks: Build a Vintage Shoe Shine Box (Part 1)

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Part 5: Box Glue-Up, Cutting the Lid, and Making a Repair

12-08-2013 03:02 AM by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB | 1 comment »

The box is all put together. I love clamps! After I took it out of the clamps, I gave it a light sanding with 80 grit. Then I ran it through the table saw with a depth set to about 1/16” from the thickness of the walls. A handsaw was able to complete the cut. When cutting the rabbets to inset the lid and base, I decided not to pay close enough attention and routed on the wrong side. I didn’t want to remake the part so I refit the pins and tails. The problem was that ...

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